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Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.

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Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.

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Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.

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Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.

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Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.

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Workplace Culture Summit
26 - 27 September, 2017 (New York, NY)

15th Annual Change and Transformation Conference
22 - 23 June, 2017 (New York, NY)

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Publications

Europe 2.0? Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit
December 2016 | Research Report

We present four scenarios for how the EU could fare in the medium term after the existential crisis of Brexit. In each scenario, some sectors and industries benefit more than others.

25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference
December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal. 

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Webcasts

The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Economic Policy After the Elections
13 December, 2016 | Economics Watch

What does this election outcome portend? How will the election affect business uncertainty and how will our next president's proposed changes to fiscal policy impact the economy? We will look at early signs for these issues. CPE credit available

Contemplating M&A? Identify Risks by Assessing Your Digital Assets
13 December, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

Join this webcast to hear specific case examples and lessons learned from expert practitioners at IBM, PwC, and DuPont and discover tools and methodologies you can implement to get started with digital due diligence. CPE, HRCI, and SHRM credit available

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

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  • Australia 0.5%
  • Brazil 0.1%
  • China 0.8%
  • Euro Area 0.3%
  • France 0.7%
  • Germany 0.2%
  • India 0.3%
  • Japan 1.2%
  • Korea 0.0%
  • Mexico 0.8%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.1%
  • U.S. 0.1%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
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  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
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